With the first snowfall, the root veggies stored, the garlic planted and the gardens (mostly) wrapped up, it’s time to change gears. My wide-brimmed gardening hat gets hung and my more cozy felt making hat has landed on my head. I didn’t expect to feel an urge to get back to the felt making table so swiftly. In fact, I was open to taking another winter off entirely. Yet, quite abruptly my head filled with felting ideas and new projects. So, I begin again! I won’t be in the studio everyday. Our two kids, now almost 3 and 1 are still my main focus and love. But I will be squeezing in every moment I can to this fibre craft that I do love so much and have been (mostly) away from for 3 years now.
With this renewed drive to felt and create, I’m opening up my studio on SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd, from 11-4 for a pop up sale.
You’re invited to step into my studio, peruse my felttwork and have first crack at signing up for two sessions of felt making courses I will be teaching in January and March. I will also be offering a taste of summer and my gardens in the form of preserves, frozen meals, baked goods & pestos, dried herbs, tea blends and salves.
On this day, I will also be sharing my space with painter, Bel Angeles and thread painter, Bridget O’Flaherty. Bel creates abstracts in acrylic, mixed media and collage. She will have small works framed and unframed (mat frame), individually produced note card sets and small paper products. Bridget will have a collection of small textile art pieces delicately reflecting nature. Through stitching and felting, she uses combinations of local, up-cycled, recycled and organic materials and includes botanical and natural dyes in her original works.
AND, both Susie Osler and Catherine Orfald will be opening their studios, with guests, for pop-up sales as well. So, make a mini-tour of our three stops, all in the heart of Brooke Valley, 20 minutes west of Perth.
POP UP VENUES…
The Cordwood Studio: Open 11-4 (590 Brooke Valley Rd). Zoë Lianga’s Feltwork & Food
Guests Bel Angeles (paintings) and Bridget O’Flaherty (thread paintings)
Catherine Orfald’s Studio: Open 11-4 (1848 Old Brooke Rd) Paintings
Guest Rita Redner (ceramics)
Susie Osler’s Studio: Open 11-5 (2501 Old Brooke Rd) Ceramics
Guest Meghan Robinson (Clarendon Herbals)
Let’s keep our dollars moving within our communities, support local artists and makers, and give a gift with soul.